Good mornin' y'all.
Ah, I am well slept in (didn't get up until 1040), nicely coffeed, and slightly wet. I took some recycling out to the porch, and there is rain. Thursday, it was pouring quite heavily (2 inches in 24hrs). Yesterday, blue skies. Today, raining. Gotta love weather.
I read a book yesterday, and I think y'all would will have a similar reaction as I did.
This book said that the musket was the primary firearm of the civil war. It says that these muskets are highly inaccurate, because they had no rifling, and the ball would bounce around inside the barrel "like a pinball." And it claimed that the war would have ended sooner if the soldiers had rifles - which weren't invested until after Gettysburg. Don't know where they got their information, but I had to sort of laugh.